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   A man was fatally shot in Montgomery early this morning. Police say the incident occurred in the 58-hundred block of Eagle Circle at around 12:30 am. It is being handled as a homicide. An adult male was found at the scene with a lethal gunshot wound. It is still very early in the investigation and police have not released any details of the shooting or an identity of the victim. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 625-2831 or the Secret Witness Line which is 625-4000 or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP. 

Montgomery Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

Jun 15, 2017

   A Montgomery man lost his life in a single-vehicle crash in Elmore County last night. State Troopers are reporting the wreck happened on U-S Highway 31 about a half mile from Prattville. According to the release, a car left the roadway and overturned, killing the driver – identified as 29 year old Larry Michael Montgomery Junior. The preliminary investigation indicates that Montgomery was not wearing a seat belt and that speed may have been a factor. The investigation continues.

   Alabama has improved its ranking in a new report on child well-being, but it still lags behind most of the country overall. The national assessment is compiled each year by the Annie E. Casey Foundation using 16 indicators ranging from children in poverty to teen pregnancy rate to single-parent households. Policy and Research Director at Voices for Alabama’s Children says the significant improvements for Alabama in this report came in the economic domain.

A hearing request to move a police officer’s murder trial out of Montgomery and to another city was held Tuesday morning. Alabama Judge Greg Griffin denied a motion filed by defense attorneys for Montgomery, Police Officer Aaron “Cody” Smith requesting that Griffin move his trial to a different city. 

     Alabama Governor Kay Ivey's office is hiring an outside firm to do communications and public relations work. The governor's office will use state funds to pay $46,000 to Direct Response LLC over the next six months. The contract description says the firm will do "communications and public relations support, external affairs development." The Alabama governor's office has its own press office that sends out news releases.

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December 3,2008 – Some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS newsroom:

Governor Bob Riley, back from a meeting with President-elect Barack Obama, says he finds Obama to be engaging and genuinely concerned about how the economic downturn is impacting state governments.

December 2,2008 – Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, Montgomery businessman William Blount, and lobbyist Al LaPierre are all out on bond today after being arrested Monday on federal charges. Prosecutors allege Langford, while serving as President of the Jefferson County Commission, accepted 230,000 dollars in a series of bribes from Blount. Allegedly, some of the money was funneled thought LaPierre. Attorneys for the accused maintain their innocence.

December 1,2008 –
On this date, December1,1955, a Black Montgomery seamstress, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a White man. Four days later, on December 5th, the Montgomery Improvement Association was formed and elected 26 year old Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. to serve as its president and spokesman. MIA led the city on a 381 day standoff with the City of Montgomery over its segregated public bus system.

December 1,2008 – Calls by WVAS News to the Birmingham attorney representing Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford are being met with no comment. Attorney Thomas Baddley is expected to release a written statement later today concerning Mayor Langford's indictment. Langford is charged with bribery, fraud, and other federal charges in connection with multi-million dollar sewer bond deals made while Langford was president of the Jefferson County Commission.

November 27,2008 – Alabama State University is preparing for the big showdown as the ASU Hornets tackle the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 85th Annual Turkey Day Classic. Kickoff is 1:00 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.

Two state rainy day savings accounts took effect after a state canvassing board certified the results from the general election. The accounts went into effect Tuesday. The accounts could provide as much as $620 million to lessen or prevent state budget cuts this year.

November 27,2008 – NOVEMBER 27,2008 (2008-11-27) Alabama State University is preparing for the big showdown as the ASU Hornets tackle the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 85th Annual Turkey Day Classic. Kickoff is 1:00 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.

November 27,2008 – Alabama State University is preparing for the big showdown as the ASU Hornets tackle the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 85th Annual Turkey Day Classic. Kickoff is 1:00 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.

Two state rainy day savings accounts took effect after a state canvassing board certified the results from the general election. The accounts went into effect Tuesday. The accounts could provide as much as $620 million to lessen or prevent state budget cuts this year.

November 26, 2008 – The Southern Poverty Law Center Director of the Intelligence Projects, Mark Potok, says his group has seen an increase in racially threatening internet postings and activities targeting President-elect Barack Obama.

November 25,2008 – A local economics professor agrees with President-elect Barack Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary. Professor Kevin Deravi, of Auburn Montgomery, says Timothy Geithner has the experience need to handle the task ahead and calm jitters on Wall Street.

An Alabama man is among the 14 people who have received pardons from President George W. Bush. Robert Earl Mohon, Jr. of Grant, Alabama was convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

November 24,2008 – Gas prices continue to drop just in time for Thanksgiving motorists who will be hitting the roadways this week. AAA Alabama is reporting Monday's fuel prices ringing up at 1.87 per gallon statewide.

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